This blog is medium continued…

Not sure it will stick but you can find my newest personal post on Medium.

Roundup of useful things for developers

It’s been a while since I’ve shared some programming and shell tips and there were a few significant changes to the .NET stack this month and the last worth mentioning. .NET at parity with Windows users on OSX and Linux…

Installing VLC in Chrome to playback all kinds of video

Just like everybody else I know, I have tons of video in random formats that I can’t seem to get to play back in my web browser.  Video LAN offers an amazing video player and its installer includes a chrome…

Google+ Sign-In best practices

Joanna Smith and I gave a talk at this year’s I/O conference in San Francisco.  The following video is the full presentation!    

GDL covering Over-The-Air app installs

PSA: Attachments for Google+ Activities have changed

Earlier this week, we talked about some upcoming changes to the Activities API in the Google+ office hours.  You can see our short demo here: If you want to see a demo / example of the changes, I put together…

Counting the number of mentions for a hashtag

A Google+ user was interested in getting a count of the number of mentions for a particular hashtag on Google+. Seeing as the Activities API and Search should be able to enable this functionality easily, I wrote a web application…

The Google Wallet API from Hangouts

This week, we recorded an episode of Google+ office hours where I have a chat with Jonathan Beri about a demo he created where the Google Wallet API is used from within a hangout app for payments. Check it out!…

So… you want to make your app metro?

There are two excellent videos on Channel 9: Jensen Video – 8 traits of Metro style apps – http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/BUILD/BUILD2011/BPS-1004 Samuel Moreau  – Designing Metro style: principles and personality – http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/BUILD/BUILD2011/APP-395T These videos summarize Microsoft’s current thinking on Metro style.  I…